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    2020 Hyundai i20 Diesel Variants Explained - Which One To Buy?

    by Lakshya Khanna on Wednesday, Nov 25 2020

    V3Cars reviews all the variants of the diesel-powered 2020 Hyundai i20 to give you a better idea about which variant offers the best value for money. The i20 diesel is available with a 1.5-litre diesel engine that is paired with a 6-speed manual transmission.

    2020 Hyundai i20

    What Is The Price Of The 2020 Hyundai i20 Diesel?

    The 2020 Hyundai i20 diesel has a starting price of Rs 8.20 lakh that goes up to Rs 10.75 lakh for the top variant. The i20 diesel is available in 3 variants - Magna, Sportz and Asta Optional. Compared to the 1.2-litre normal petrol engine variants of the i20, the equivalent diesel variants are Rs 1.4 lakh more expensive. 

    HYUNDAI i20 | DIESEL PRICES

    EX-SHOWROOM DELHI | NOV 2020

    Variant

    1.5MT

    Magna

    Rs 8,19,900

    Sportz

    Rs 8,99,900

    Sportz DT

    Rs 9,14,900

    Asta(O)

    Rs 10,59,900

    Asta(O) DT

    Rs 10,74,900

     

    HYUNDAI i20 PRICES | PETROL vs DIESEL

    EX-SHOWROOM DELHI | NOV 2020

    Variant

    1.2 Petrol-MT

    Difference

    1.5 Diesel-MT

    Magna

    Rs 6,79,900

    Rs 1,40,000

    Rs 8,19,900

    Sportz

    Rs 7,59,900

    Rs 1,40,000

    Rs 8,99,900

    Sportz DT

    Rs 7,74,900

    Rs 1,40,000

    Rs 9,14,900

    Asta

    Rs 8,69,900

    --

    --

    Asta DT

    Rs 8,84,900

    --

    --

    Asta(O)

    Rs 9,19,900

    Rs 1,40,000

    Rs 10,59,900

    Asta(O) DT

    Rs 9,34,900

    Rs 1,40,000

    Rs 10,74,900


    What Are The Engine Specifications Of The 2020 Hyundai i20 Diesel?

    The Hyundai i20 comes equipped with a 1.5-litre diesel engine that can generate 100PS of maximum power and 240Nm of peak torque. Apart from the i20, only the Tata Altroz and Ford Figo are available with a diesel engine in this segment. Compared to the Altroz and Figo, the i20’s torque and torque:weight ratio are better, and its power output is similar to the Figo. The i20 comes with a 6-speed manual transmission, and no diesel powered hatchback offers an automatic transmission option. The i20 diesel’s claimed fuel efficiency is better than its rivals. 

    Also Read - 2020 Hyundai i20 Petrol Variants Explained - Which One To Buy?

    B2-SEGMENT HATCHBACKS

    DIESEL ENGINE SPECS

     

    i20

    Altroz

    Figo

    Displacement

    1.5

    1.5

    1.5L

    Cylinder

    4

    4

    4

    Cubic Capacity

    1493cc

    1497cc

    1499cc

    Maximum Power

    100PS @ 4000rpm

    90PS @ 4000rpm

    100PS @ 3750rpm

    Power:Weight

    90.91PS/t*

    78.26PS/tonne

    91.66PS/tonne

    Peak Torque

    240Nm @ 1500-2750rpm

    200Nm @ 1250-3000rpm

    215Nm @ 1750-2500rpm

    Torque:Weight

    218.18Nm/t*

    173.91Nm/tonne

    197.07Nm/tonne

    Manual

    Transmission

    6-speed

    5-speed

    5-Speed

    Manual

    Claimed FE

    25.2kmpl

    23.03kmpl

    24.4kmpl


    What Are The Dimensions Of The 2020 Hyundai i20?

    The 2020 i20 is a B2 segment hatchback; so its overall length is almost 4m. It is wider than the Altroz and Figo, and its wheelbase is also longer than these two cars. Among these 3 cars, the Altroz offers the largest boot space, while the Figo offers the best ground clearance. The i20 and the Altroz come with 16-inch wheels option, but the Figo is available with wheel options up to 15-inch. 

    B2-SEGMENT HATCHBACKS

    DIMENSION COMPARISON

     

    i20

    Altroz

    Figo

    Length

    3995mm

    3990mm

    3941mm

    Width

    1775mm

    1755mm

    1704mm

    Height

    1505mm

    1523mm

    1525mm

    Wheelbase

    2580mm

    2501mm

    2490mm

    Boot Space

    311-lt

    345-lt

    257-lt

    Ground Clearance

    170mm

    165mm

    174mm

    Fuel Tank

    37-lt

    37-lt

    42-lt

    Tyre Size (Top)

    195/55 R16

    195/55 R16

    195/55 R15


    Magna Variant

    The i20 diesel’s base Magna variant is priced at Rs 8.20 lakh. This base variant offers basic safety features, and it’s also equipped with projector fog lamps, manual day/night IRVM, remote central locking, impact sensing auto door unlock and speed sensing auto door lock.

    The i20 Magna mostly covers all the must-have functional features, such as electrically adjustable ORVMs, front and rear power windows, fixed front armrest, rear AC vents, cooled glovebox, tilt and telescopic steering, front power outlet and rear USB charger. 

    i20 MAGNA | FEATURES

    Safety

    Functional

    Std. Safety Features

    Impact Sensing Auto Door Unlock

    Follow-me-home Headlamps

    Rear AC Vents

    Projector Fog Lamps

    Speed Sensing Auto Door Lock

    Front & Rear Door Pockets

    Cooled Glovebox

    Day/Night IRVM

    Clutch Lock

    Sunglass Holder

    Tilt & Telescopic Steering

    Remote Central Locking

    Front Seatbelt Pretensioners

    Integrated Rear Headrests

    Passenger Side Vanity Mirror

       

    Front Armrest

    Front Power Outlet

       

    Electrically Adjustable ORVMs

    Rear USB Charger

       

    Front & Rear Power Windows w/ Driver-side Auto Down

    When entertainment features are concerned, the Magna variant comes with a basic audio system with steering-mounted controls, USB and Bluetooth connectivity. As far as style related features are concerned, the i20 Magna flaunts LED DRLs, body coloured front and rear bumpers and ORVMs, and 15-inch steel wheels with full wheel covers. 

    Also read - New Hyundai i20 vs Hyundai Verna - Price, Specs, Features, Mileage Comparison

    i20 MAGNA | FEATURES

    Entertainment

    Style

    Audio System

    Steering-mounted Audio Controls

    LED DRLs

    R15 Steel Wheels w/ Full Wheel Covers

    Front & Rear Speakers

    USB & Bluetooth

    All-around Black Garnish

    Black Interior w/ Copper Inserts

    Front Tweeters

     

    Body Coloured Bumpers, Door Handles & ORVMs

    Fabric Upholstery w/ Copper Stitching

    We would have liked it better if the i20 Magna also featured height adjustable driver seat and adjustable rear headrests. However, being the base variant, the Magna is pretty well loaded, so you don’t have to compromise on any major feature; and that’s the reason why it is not aggressively priced. 

    Sportz Variant 

    The i20 Sportz variant is Rs 80,000 more expensive than the Magna variant. 

    HYUNDAI i20 DIESEL | PRICE COMPARISON

    Magna

    Difference

    Sportz

    Rs 8,19,900

    Rs 80,000

    Rs 8,99,900

    Sportz variant offers some additional safety features over the Magna variant, which include: tyre pressure monitoring system, rear parking camera and driver rear view monitor, and rear defogger. In the entertainment department, this variant comes with an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support. As far as functional features are concerned, the Sportz variant’s key add-ons are -- auto headlamps, electrically foldable ORVMs and height adjustable driver seat. The Sportz variant also offers a few style related features over the Magna. These include LED tail lamps, turn indicators on ORVMs, 16-inch styled steel wheels, shark fin antenna and digital instrument cluster. 

    i20 SPORTZ | FEATURES OVER MAGNA

    Safety

    Entertainment

    Functional

    Style

    Tyre Pressure Monitoring System

    8-inch Touchscreen Infotainment System

    Auto Headlamps

    LED Tail Lamps

    Rear Parking Camera

    Wireless Android Auto & Apple CarPlay

    Parcel Tray

    Chrome Exterior Inserts

    Driver Rear View Monitor

    Voice Recognition

    Height Adjustable Driver Seat

    Turn Indicators on ORVMs

    Emergency Stop Signal

     

    Electrically Foldable ORVMs w/ Auto Fold

    R16 Styled Steel Wheels

    Rear Defogger

       

    Shark Fin Antenna

         

    Digital Instrument Cluster

           

    According to our internal data, the i20 Sportz variant’s added features over the Magna, justify its additional price. So value-wise, choosing this variant is a sensible decision. This variant is especially suitable for all those buyers who are looking for features like rear parking camera, touchscreen infotainment system, height adjustable driver’s seat and electrically foldable ORVMs in their car. 

    Hyundai i20 Asta(O) Variant 

    The i20 diesel Asta Optional variant is Rs 1.6 lakh is more expensive than the Sportz variant. The top Asta(O) variant offers additional features in terms of safety, functional, style and entertainment.

    HYUNDAI i20 DIESEL | PRICE COMPARISON

    Sportz

    Difference

    Asta(O)

    Rs 8,99,900

    Rs 1,60,000

    Rs 10,59,900

    The added safety features of the Asta Optional variant include side and curtain airbags, LED projector headlamps, electronic stability control and hill start assist. As far as functional features are concerned, this variant offers the additional features of keyless entry w/ push-button start/stop, wireless phone charger, auto AC, front USB charger, adjustable rear headrests, cruise control and air purifier. The key style related add-on features of the Asta(O) include 16-inch alloy wheels, ambient lighting, leather-wrapped steering wheel and sunroof. 

    Also Read - New Hyundai i20 vs Hyundai Aura - Price, Specs, Features, Mileage Comparison

    i20 ASTA(O) | FEATURES OVER SPORTZ

    Safety

    Functional

    Style

    LED Projector Headlamps

    Puddle Lamps

    Auto AC

    Headlamp Integrated LED DRLs

    Cornering Lamps

    Connected-car Features

    Front USB Charger

    Chrome Door Handles

    Rear Wiper & Washer

    Keyless Entry w/ Push-button Start/Stop

    Luggage Lamp

    R16 Machined Alloy Wheels

    Burglar Alarm

    Sliding Front Armrest

    Height Adjustable Front Seatbelts

    Ambient Lighting

    Side & Curtain Airbags

    Auto-up Driver Power Window w/ Pinch Guard

    Adjustable Rear Headrests

    Leather-wrapped Steering Wheel & Gear Knob

    Electronic Stability Control

    Wireless Phone Charger

    Cruise Control

    Sunroof

    Hill Start Assist

    Air Purifier

     

    ISOFIX

         

    Lastly, this variant includes a larger 10.25 inch touchscreen infotainment system with wired Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, along with a 7-speaker Bose sound system.

    i20 ASTA(O) | FEATURES OVER SPORTZ

    Entertainment

    10.25-inch Touchscreen Infotainment System

    Apple CarPlay & Android Auto (wired)

    7 Speaker Bose Sound System w/ Subwoofer

    According to our internal data, all these extra features of the Asta(O) easily justify the additional amount of the Rs 1.6 lakh. However, due to the different taxation systems in many states, the on-road price difference between the Sportz and Asta(O) variants might be around Rs 2.15 lakh. Nevertheless, even with this price difference, we think that the Asta Optional variant justifies its value.  

    Which Variant Of The 2020 Hyundai i20 Diesel Should You Buy?

    The Hyundai i20 diesel comes in 3 variants -- Magna, Sportz and Asta(O). Among these, the Sportz variant is our top recommendation, as this one offers the best combination of modern-day features and value. Thus, we feel that most of the buyers will be satisfied with this variant.

    Also Read - New Hyundai i20 vs Toyota Yaris - Price, Specs, Features, Mileage Comparison

    The i20 Magna mostly covers all the basic features, but we feel that a hatchback that costs over Rs 9 lakh, should offer some modern-day features as well, and thus, we recommend the Sportz variant instead.

    The Hyundai i20 Asta Optional adds a number of safety and feel-good features that really justify its additional premium over the lower variants. However, we still think that the i20 lacks a special car appeal for such a price tag (considering it’s a B2-segment hatchback). Thus, we feel that the i20 diesel Asta(O) variant is not worth spending so much.

    HYUNDAI i20 DIESEL | RECOMMENDATION

    Variant

    VFM Rank

    Price

    Recommendation

    Magna

    Rank 2

    Rs 8,19,900

    Better upgrade to Sportz

    Sportz

    Rank 3

    Rs 8,99,900

    Top recommended

    Asta(O)

    Rank 1

    Rs 10,59,900

    Best in terms of value & safety, but expensive


    What Are The Colour Options Of The 2020 Hyundai i20? 

    The new 2020 Hyundai i20 is available for sale in 6 monotone exterior colour options -- Silver, Grey, Copper, Dark Blue, White and Red. The Sportz, Asta and Asta Optional variants also get dual-tone scheme options of red with black roof and white with black roof, for which you need to spend an additional amount of Rs 15,000. The Dual tone exterior colour options come with black ORVMs, while the interior features red inserts instead of copper and seat upholstery gets red stitching.

    Note: Here is a quick look at our length-based segmentation of cars to give you an idea of how we are classifying cars based on their size.

    CLASSIFICATION OF CARS

    SEGMENT

    SUB-SEGMENT

    LENGTH

    EXAMPLE

    A Segment

    A

    < 3699mm

    Alto, Kwid (Exception), Santro, Celerio

           

    B Segment

    B1

    3700-3850mm

    Ignis, GO, Nios, Swift, Tiago

    B2

    3850-3999mm

    Altroz, Baleno, Dzire, Amaze, Nexon, Urban Cruiser

           

    C Segment

    C

    4000-4499mm

    Ciaz, New City (Exception), Rapid, Creta, Seltos, Compass, T-Roc, Ertiga

           

    D Segment

    D

    4500-4750mm

    Octavia, XUV500, Elantra, Civic, Harrier, Hector, Innova, Kodiaq, CR-V

           

    D+ Segment

    D+

    4750+mm

    Fortuner, Superb, Endeavour, Camry, Carnival


    ABOUT THE AUTHOR

    Lakshya loves to talk about cars and, therefore, he’s mostly in the front of the camera doing the talking. He’s usually blunt in his opinion -- good or bad, and backs it up with logic. Lakshya is a senior member of V3Cars’ editorial team. 

    Twitter handle: @lakshya_khanna

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